End of Year Donations Save Lives in Ukraine
The Price of Freedom in Ukraine
Next week, I am headed to the recently liberated region of Kherson with ten tons of food for people in the villages who lived for months under Russian occupation.
Here are a few things I need your help with to get there.
- A lot of gas, both to get the food there and to get it the last mile to peoples’ homes. A tank of gas is about $130.
- Rental for a ten ton truck, around $900.
- Grocery bags at about $70.
Another way to look at it - it costs about $27 to feed a family 4 for a week.
Thanks for your help!
If you have a few minutes, check out the story about one of the Kherson liberators who UFP helped, below.
Kherson was Liberated, Ihor Paid the Price
The financial cost of freedom, or at least feeding the recently freed, can be calculated. But a lot of Ukrainians are paying a very high price to stay free from the Russians.
I received this message yesterday from a Ukrainian friend, Anna, who I have known since 2018. I worked closely with Anna and her husband in the first months of the war. The message is unedited, so you can read it like I did.
Anna: At the beginning of the full scale invasion of russians you helped one guy, Ihor, husband of my ftiend. He was on the front from the end of March till the end of November. He is one, who liberated Kherson. At the end of November he hit on mine. He is alive, but both legs were hurt. They try to save them. I talk with his wife time to time. And she always remember you and your help, that was especially value and important in the first days of war. She and I are grateful to you! Here is their picture in the hospital in Lviv <below>
Steven: Wow. THanks for sharing that with me. Is there anything I can do to help?
Anna: Just pray for saving legs) You did a lot in spring, because you bought for him things, which it was difficult to find in Ukraine at those period. You did it very quickly. they appreciate your support very much
Top photo: Ihor in the hospital.
Bottom photo: Some of the gear we sent him in March.
Here is a link to Ihor’s wife’s Facebook page if you want to wish him well.
I’m guessing you had a much better year financially than Ihor or most anyone in Ukraine. So please click here to donate. We have an unlimited need for Starlinks ($502), generators ($250) and Goal Zero power banks ($715), so if you had a particularly good year, please... feel free to put a zero or two on it. All of us here in Ukraine would be grateful and the IRS will give you a great tax deduction.
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